Phulbani: A high alert has been
sounded in all 14 police station areas in Orissa`s Kandhamal
district following revelations by a hardcore Maoist that an
attack by the ultras was being planned.
The Maoist, Jagannath Nayak arrested from village
Kerubadi under Daringbadi police station five days ago has
told interrogators that 150 Koya Kondh Maoists from
neighbouring Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand were being trained in
the jungles of Kandhamal for the operation, police sources
Following the revelations, police patrols were
increased and checking was being carried out at the the entry
points on the Ganjam and Gajapati border, the sources said.
Kandhmal Superintendent of Police J N Pankaj had
earlier confirmed that around 200 Maoists from Bihar had
entered Kandhmal district about 45 days ago.
At least 20 people have so far been killed in 24
Maoist attacks in the last four years in the district.
The Maoists have also claimed to have eliminated
VHP leader Laxamananda Saraswati following which the district
witnessed largescale violence in 2008.
Maoists also twice attacked a police outpost at
Katingia and a forest beat house at Barba village under
Balliguda forest division.